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2023 TIFF: Mackenzie Davis, Yann Demange, Ana Cristina Barragán & Cannes Winners Fill Short Cuts Programme

2023 TIFF: Mackenzie Davis, Yann Demange, Ana Cristina Barragán & Cannes Winners Fill Short Cuts Programme

With only the Contemporary World Cinema and Wavelengths left on the scorecard, TIFF has now dropped the Short Cuts programme and we’ve got plenty of Canuck films with the likes of Miryam Charles, Jasmin Mozaffari, and Ryan McKenna leading the charge. Maple syrup cinema is also being mixed with and some noteworthy premieres (21 World Premieres, 13 North American Premieres, and 5 International Premieres) with the top two items in the Palme d’Or short film competition in Flóra Anna Buda‘s 27 and Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter‘s Fár and new work from established names. Feature film director Ana Cristina Barragán (who gave us La piel pulpo last year) gives us a short in Bird. Yann Demange who rocked the film world with his 2014 feature ’71 will come back to Toronto with his short while actress Mackenzie Davis moved behind the camera for her very first time with WOACA. Here are the six Short Cuts programmes below:


DAMMI Yann Mounir Demange | France – North American Premiere
La Perra Carla Melo Gampert | Colombia/France – North American Premiere
Been There Corina Schwingruber Ilić | Switzerland – International Premiere
Primetime Mother Sonny Calvento | Philippines/Singapore – World Premiere
Meteor Atefeh Khademolreza | Canada – World Premiere
Nun or Never! Heta Jäälinoja | Finland – North American Premiere
Gaby’s Hills Zoé Pelchat | Canada – North American Premiere


Fár Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter | Iceland – North American Premiere
The Skates Halima Ouardiri | Canada – World Premiere
Bloom Kasey Lum | Canada – World Premiere
Nada de todo esto Francisco Cantón, Patricio Martínez | Argentina/Spain/USA – North American Premiere
1001 Nights Rea Rajčić | Croatia – World Premiere
Redlights Eva Thomas | Canada – World Premiere
Electra Daria Kashcheeva | Czech Republic/France/Slovakia – North American Premiere


This is TMI Subarna Dash, Vidushi Gupta | India – International Premiere
Titanic, Suitable Version for Iranian Families Farnoosh Samadi | Iran/France – World Premiere
All the Days of May Miryam Charles | Canada – Canadian Premiere
Bird Ana Cristina Barragán | Ecuador/Spain – World Premiere
Aftercare Anubha Momin | Canada – World Premiere
Shé (Snake) Renee Zhan | United Kingdom – World Premiere
Human Resources Trinidad Plass Caussade, Titouan Tillier, Isaac Wenzek | France – Canadian Premiere
Making Babies Eric K. Boulianne | Canada – North American Premiere


Alberto and the Beast John Paul Lopez-Ali | USA – World Premiere
Mboa Matanda Jules Kalla Eyango | Cameroon – World Premiere
Mothers and Monsters Edith Jorisch | Canada – World Premiere
Express Ivan D. Ossa | Canada – World Premiere
Baigal Nuur – Lake Baikal Alisi Telengut | Germany/Canada – North American Premiere
The Passing Ivete Lucas, Patrick Xavier Bresnan | USA – North American Premiere


WOACA Mackenzie Davis | United Kingdom – World Premiere
A Bird Called Memory Leonardo Martinelli | Brazil/United Kingdom – North American Premiere
Sawo Matang Andrea Nirmala Widjajanto | Canada/Indonesia/USA – World Premiere
Aphasia Marielle Dalpé | Canada – World Premiere
Ever Since, I Have Been Flying Aylin Gökmen | Switzerland – International Premiere
I Used to Live There Ryan McKenna | Canada – North American Premiere
This is Not About Swimming Marni Van Dyk | Canada – World Premiere


27 Flóra Anna Buda | France/Hungary – North American Premiere
Xie Xie, Ollie James Michael Chiang | Canada – World Premiere
The Heart Malia Ann | USA – International Premiere
6 Minutes Per Kilometer Catherine Boivin | Canada – Toronto Premiere
Modern Goose Karsten Wall | Canada – World Premiere
Sheephead Spencer Creigh | USA – International Premiere
Motherland Jasmin Mozaffari | Canada – World Premiere

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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